Date Of Birth: 19/01/1992
Place Of Birth: Goteborg (Sweden)
Best Foot: Right
1° Position: Winger
Club: Djurgardens IF
Scout: Vincenzo Aprea
Nicklas Robert Barkroth grew up in the youth academy of Balltorps FF, a team currently active in the Swedish 5th division, in the city of Molndal (Sweden), being part of it from 1998 to 2006, when he moved to IFK Goteborg. With the team of his hometown, Nicklas will debut in an official match at a very young age, at the age of 15 years and 7 months, on 2 September 2007, on the occasion of the match valid for the 20th day of the Allsvenskan between IFK Goteborg and IF Brommapojkarna , also starting from the owner. In total, with IFK Goteborg he played 66 games with 10 goals and 6 assists, including the national and European cups, from 2007 to 2011. The first official goal as a professional took place during the 1st qualifying round for the Champions League, on 23 July 2008, at the age of 16 years and 6 months, in the match between IFK Goteborg and SS Murata (San Marino), scoring the 2-0 goal. Over the course of his career, Barkroth has changed several teams after his experience at IFK Goteborg, moving to IF Brommapojkarna, a team currently active in the Swedish third division, with whom he took part in 72 matches (his maximum number of appearances reached in career with a club team) with 11 goals and 14 assists scored, playing there from 2011 to 2014. In the interval of this experience, in 2012 he went on loan to União Desportiva de Leiria, a Portuguese second division club, where he will play 10 games with 1 assist. On 1 January 2015, he moved on a free transfer to IFK Norrköping, with whom he will play until 2017, scoring 71 appearances with 11 goals and 24 assists (his maximum in his career with a club in terms of goals and assists). Subsequently, on 1 July 2017 he was sold, for € 650,000, to Lech Poznan, a Polish first division club, where he will play only one season, the 2017-2018, collecting 25 appearances and 3 assists. In fact, Nicklas was sold on 18 July 2018, for about € 200,000, to Djurgardens IF, his current club, where he has played, to date, 67 games with 8 goals and 16 assists to the credit. Barkroth boasts in its palmares 3 championships won with 3 different teams, namely in 2007 with IFK Goteborg, in 2015 with IFK Norrkoping and in 2019 with Djurgardens IF. As for his past in the national team, Nicklas has been part of all the Swedish youth national teams, starting from Sweden U16 up to the U21, but at the age of 22 years and 11 months, on 15 January 2015 he made his debut in the senior national team in occasion of the friendly match against the Ivory Coast, won 2-0, entering in the 85th minute and putting the final 2-0 assist on the scoresheet. In total, Barkroth has 6 caps for the Swedish senior national team with 2 assists.
Nicklas Robert Barkroth is a very imaginative and short-footed left winger with a right foot, with a not excellent physique but which allows him to be difficult to deal with in a physical duel for opposing defenders (1.74 cm x 75 kg). Technically, Nicklas is a very fast and technical winger who loves to face defenders in 1 vs 1 and overtake them in dribbling or speed, creating numerical superiority in the attacking phase. In addition, the native of Gothenburg has a lot of imagination but also a nose for goals, as evidenced by his 43 goals and 69 official assists in his career. In fact, he scores in different ways both right and left but also with his head, with lightning-fast and sudden insertions on the near post. Barkroth has an excellent vision of the game and is very intuitive, he manages to send his teammates well and often into goal, putting them in ideal conditions to be able to score. In addition, he is in possession of a calibrated and grazing cross, thanks also to his excellent basic technique in the coordination phase and preparation for the cross. As previously said, Nicklas is also very good in the head, winning several aerial duels with his direct opponents, while in ballistics, he certainly has an excellent foot, precise and powerful, both in the hitting of set pieces such as corners or free kicks. that in the shot from distance, where the opposing goalkeepers have serious difficulties in being able to repel the Swedish player's broadsides. Tactically, Barkroth is very valuable for his coaches as he can play in all attacking roles, therefore also as a right winger and central striker, putting himself at the service of the team even in the non-possession phase, being also very attentive to the defensive phase. . In fact, he often manages to conquer the ball and overturn the action from defensive to offensive in a few seconds, arriving or on the bottom to cross into the area for his teammates or looking directly for the opponent's goal with solo actions, thus creating important dangers. to opposing defenses thanks to his speed and technique. From a physical point of view, Nicklas has, as its most important characteristics, speed and explosiveness its main weapons, where, thanks to them, it constantly surpasses its opponents in 1 vs 1. They also allow him, as written in previously, to be able to sacrifice even in the defensive phase, also having a lot of resistance in making the best of both phases of the game. As for injuries, his medical record, over the course of his career, is not full indeed, luckily for him, he has not suffered major injuries, except one to the knee towards the end of August in 2012, where he remains out for about two months, ending early. the championship. Temperamentally, Barkroth is a boy full of leadership and charisma, who has increased a lot over the course of his career thanks to his full maturity. In fact, he is currently a point of reference for his teammates both on and off the pitch, setting an example of how to behave as a true professional. On the pitch he shows a lot of commitment and a spirit of sacrifice, always putting himself at the service of the team, but always in full compliance with the rules and the opponents, as evidenced by the zero expulsions received in his career. So, Nicklas Barkroth is definitely a player to recommend his purchase, being in the prime of his football maturity at 29, where he can now become an excellent market opportunity for teams looking for a guaranteed and safe second-hand player, with also a lot of international experience.
-1.35 key pass per game (74% accurate)
-1.58 shoot per game
-0.94 cross per game (44% accurate)
-19 challenges - 3 aerial - 16 ground (45% won)
-2.2 dribbling per game (61% succesful)
-2.7 tackles per game (61% succesful)
-39 passes per game (73% accurate)
-0.16 goals per game